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With daily live science demonstrations and frequent new exhibits, W5 is a draw for visitors and locals alike. The building, which houses over 250 interactive exhibits, is located on the banks of the River Lagan and provides expansive views of Belfast. The museum is a short walk from the city center. Visit the attraction's website for discounts and information about current exhibits. Work out when and for how long to visit W5 and other Belfast attractions using our handy Belfast trip planner .
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  • Day out with my two grandchildren aged 4 and 9. The kids had a brilliant day. There's so much to see and do. Staff are amazing. It's totally family friendly with excellent facilities. We stayed at the...  more »
  • Me and my 9 year old son (who has autism) went to W5 hoping it would be fun and it was until my son tripped into a kid and the kid jumped on to my son and started to punch him and one of the staff mem...  more »
  • Really good place the grandchildren love it but expensive as you have to pay for all adults as well. Would return more often if this was not the case.  more »
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  • Held my children's birthday party here in April 2018. £16 a head for all day access, time in the space bot play area, food and party bags. More than I would usually pay but it was well worth the money. A friendly party coordinator was on hand to ensure the smooth running of the party, keeping everything on time. We decided to have the party last three hours, as anyone who's held a children's party before knows it can be hard to keep them entertained. What we discovered instead was we could have easily spent more time here as three hours simply wasn't enough time to see everything. The children all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the food. My children can't wait to go back and see all the things they missed. I would highly recommend this place for birthday parties (of children aged between 3 and 11 I think) which can easily be booked via their website.
  • Brilliant day out for adults and kids. Our toddlers loved it as did mum and dad. Very interesting and interactive. staff very friendly. Just a bit expensive, we were not told on arrival that space base (soft play area) was not included in the admission fee even though the marketing videos hint it is.
  • Excellent for children and adults of all ages. There's something here for everybody. Plenty of parking, which isn't overly expensive. Close to cinema, restaurants and Titanic Quarter. Beside SSE Airtricity Arena also. Would highly recommend W5. Also has a soft play area.
  • Loved it. Always plenty for the kids to do. Good science shows also and plenty of places to get a coffee. Lots of other places nearby to get meals. Look forward to going again.
  • Normally 5 stars. Not today. Three grandsons aged 7 -12 very upset right now at crowds - big queues for their favourite things. Safety a nightmare on stairs and lily pods climbing frame. DO NOT COME HERE TODAY. Years and frustration ruining this visit for Scottish visitors who love coming normally when on holidays here.
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